Baseball The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time  

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List Rules Please only rank the players based on their time with the White Sox

This is a list of the greatest Chicago White Sox players in team history. Established in 1894, the Chicago White Sox are one of the classic major league franchises. Known as the the Pale Hose, the ChiSox or in some quarters, the Black Sox, the White Sox featured some of the best players ever during the formative years of professional baseball. During the early twentieth century, the White Sox had one of the best teams in baseball. The team won several World Series with the likes of Eddie Cicotte, Red Faber and Reb Russell on the hill, while the acquisition of Shoeless Joe Jackson from Cleveland helped catapult the squad to the 1917 World Series title. After the Black Sox scandal saw many of the White Sox's best players banned from baseball, they had moderate success.

In the early '90s, behind the strength of slugger Frank Thomas, the White Sox were always competing for the American League's Central Division title. Nicknamed the Big Hurt, Thomas was one of baseball's biggest stars during his playing days. Thomas is a four-time Silver Slugger Award winner (1991, 1993, 1994, 2000), and two-time AL MVP (1993, 1994). He won the AL batting title in 1997, was named AL Comeback Player of the Year in 2000. The White Sox retired his trademark number 35 in 2010 and a statue of Thomas was erected in front of U.S. Cellular Field in 2011.

With a team that has as rich of a history as the White Sox, there are going to be many players who should be on the list of the greatest White Sox players of all time. If there's a player who should be on this list and isn't, feel free to add him. Here's your chance to support who you think is the greatest Chicago White Sox player in the team's illustrious history. Vote up or down whomever you think deserves the honor!

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Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

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340 74
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time

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241 55
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

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270 85
Paul Konerko is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Paul Konerko Infielder, First baseman

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194 40
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Luis Aparicio Shortstop

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182 46
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

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205 45
Mark Buehrle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Mark Buehrle Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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206 57
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Nellie Fox Second baseman

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141 45
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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173 35
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Luke Appling Shortstop

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157 46
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

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Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

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Ed Walsh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Ed Walsh Pitcher

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129 56
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

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Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

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100 30
Ted Lyons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ted Lyons Pitcher

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128 49
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardBeecher added Bo Jackson Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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101 33
Billy Pierce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Billy Pierce Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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98 34
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Jermaine Dye Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jim Thome First baseman

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98 29
Jack McDowell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Jack McDowell Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Wilbur Wood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
bmarr2008 added Wilbur Wood Pitcher

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121 47
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ozzie Guillén Manager, Shortstop

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120 45
A. J. Pierzynski is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time

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108 29
Hoyt Wilhelm is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Hoyt Wilhelm Pitcher

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89 34
Magglio Ordóñez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Magglio Ordóñez Right fielder

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60 14
Bobby Thigpen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Bobby Thigpen Pitcher

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Early Wynn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Early Wynn Pitcher

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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José Abreu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added José Abreu

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Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tim Raines Left fielder

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64 31
Eddie Cicotte is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Eddie Cicotte Pitcher

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81 36
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
bmarr2008 added Goose Gossage Pitcher

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63 45
Alexei Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Alexei Ramírez Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

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61 25
Bill Melton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Bill Melton Third baseman

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40 20
Scott Podsednik is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Aidan7158 added Scott Podsednik Left fielder, Center fielder

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Red Faber is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Red Faber Pitcher

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56 29
Chet Lemon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Chet Lemon Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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40 23
José Quintana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added José Quintana Pitcher

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54 30
Ray Durham is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ray Durham Second baseman

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23 4
Jose Abreu is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Jose Abreu

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31 26
George Davis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added George Davis Infielder, Shortstop

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Ray Schalk is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Ray Schalk Catcher

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Carlos Lee is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Carlos Lee Left fielder, First baseman

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Carlos Quentin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Carlos Quentin Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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Sherm Lollar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Sherm Lollar Catcher

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30 14
Ron Kittle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ron Kittle Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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55 29
Buck Weaver is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Buck Weaver Shortstop, Third baseman

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28 30
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Albert Belle Outfielder, Left fielder

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45 29
Lance Johnson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Lance Johnson Outfielder, Center fielder

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22 24
Fielder Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Fielder Jones Outfielder, Center fielder